Member Benefits

As a professional association wholly dedicated to supporting the firefighter community, IFA offers a number of programs to benefit our members. If you, or your Department, have any questions at all about any of our programs, please contact us.


The Indemnity Fund

The IFA has an indemnity fund that pays $10 per day (up to $3000) for firefighters injured in the line of duty. For firefighters killed in the line of duty the payment is $3000. Departments must be members of the Indemnity Fund, current with dues to the IFA, and current with assessments to the Indemnity Fund to be covered. The Indemnity Fund is governed by strict by-laws that must be followed to the letter for proper coverage.

A Report of Accident must be filled out and sent by certified mail to the Office of the Secretary Treasurer and received by the IFA within 30 days of the accident. Failure to comply with those requirements deems the claim invalid.

Current Indemnity Fund Member Departments

Akron-Princeville Fire Prot. Dist. Forrest-Strawn Wing FPD Monticello Fire Dept.
Amboy Fire Dept Fox River Grove Fire Dept. Mt. Morris Fire Prot. Dist.
Arthur Fire Dept. Frankfort Fire Prot. Dist. New Baden Fire Dept.
Astoria Fire & Rescue Dept. Galena Fire Dept. Nokomis Fire Dept.
Atkinson Fire Dept. Garden Homes Fire Prot. Dist. Normal Fire Dept.
Barry Fire Prot. Dist. Gillespie Fire Dept. Oak Lawn FD Club
Bartlett FPD Glen Carbon Fire Prot Dist O'Fallon Fire Dept.
Bloomingdale FPD #1 Glen Ellyn Fire Dept. Olive Fire Dept.
Bradley Fire Dept. Hartford Volunteer Fire Dept. Paxton Fire Dept.
Bridgeview Fire Dept. Herrin Fire Dept. Pekin Fire Dept.
Buckley Fire Dept. Highland Fire Dept. Philo Fire Prot. Dist.
Buda Fire Prot. Dist. Hinckley Fire Dept. Ridge Farm Fire Dept.
Burbank Fire Dept. Homer Fire & Rescue Roanoke Fire Prot. Dist.
Burlington  Fire Dept. Hoopeston Fire Dept. Rochester Fire Prot Dist
Carlinville Fire Dept. Joliet Fire Dept. Rockton Fire Prot. Dist.
Carterville Fire Dept. Kenney Fire Prot. Dist. Rosiclare Fire Dept.
Carthage Clipper Fire Dept Long Grove Fire Dept. Savanna Fire Dept.
Central Stickney FPD Long Lake Fire Dept. Schiller Park Fire Dept.
Charleston Fire Dept. Lovington Fire Dept Silvis Fire Dept.
Chenoa Fire Dept. Lynwood Fire Dept. South Chicago Heights FF Assoc.
Coffeen Fire Dept. Macomb Fire Dept. South Holland Fire Dept.
Collinsville Fire Dept. Maple Park & Countryside Fire Dept. Staunton Fire Prot. Dist.
Colona Fire Dept. Marine Fire Dept. Troy Fire Prot Dist
Crestwood Fire Dept. Maroa Fire Dept. Tuscola Fire Dept.
Dixon City Fire Dept. Marseilles Fire Dept. Valmeyer Fire Dept.
DuQuoin Fire Dept. Mattoon Fire Dept. Venice Fire Dept.
El Paso FPD Medora Fire Dept. Western Springs Fire & Rescue
Evergreen Park Fire Dept. Mendota Fire Dept. Westmont Fire Dept.
Fairview Caseyville Twsp FPD Mid Piatt Fire Prot. Dist. Winfield Fire Prot. Dist.
Flora Fire Dept. Mitchell Fire Dept. Wood River Fire Dept.


Indemnity Fund By-Laws - Indemnity Fund By-Laws.pdf

A Report of Accident is available here - Report of Accident.


Down & Dirty DVD Training Program

Down_and_Dirt_Training.JPGThe Illinois Firefighter’s Association in cooperation with the IFSI has produced a training series of DVDs that are sent free of charge to every fire department in the state of Illinois. If your department has not received the DVDs, they can be downloaded from the IFSI website in the Resource Center.

We recognize and fully support State certification as the standard for common fire fighting skills, but also realize that many firefighters are not able to complete a full certification program. This CD set is designed to augment your in-house training program. It is a supplement to and fully compatible with state certification, but it can also be used as a part of a stand-alone training program. Our hope is that this package will help firefighters do the work of protecting their communities more safely and effectively.


Down & Dirty Firefighting Weekend

Annual training conference in conjunction with the annual meeting of the IFA. Training is at the IFSI giving firefighters in the State of Illinois some of the finest training at very reasonable prices.


Grant Program

The Illinois Firefighter’s Association gives thousands of dollars in grants (maximum of $2000 per grant) each year to member departments for training equipment. Due to diminishing funding, the grants will be on a shared (50/50) basis. Contact the IFA Secretary/Treasurer for further information.


All-State Membership

Members of the NVFC's recognized State Associations are eligible for reciprocal NVFC membership for just $15 per person. Departments enrolling all of their membership will have their Department Membership dues waived. Join the EMS/Rescue Section for an additional $15 per member.

Download the Membership/Renewal form in a fillable Word form or as a PDF.

Download the Department Roster form in Excel or PDF.

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The IFA has partnered with California Casualty to provide auto, home and motorcycle insurance to firefighters in the state of Illinois. For more information, check California Casualty's website.